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Zach Heinselman

Associate | Los Angeles


Zach is a member of RWG’s Public Law Department, where he specializes in public entity and municipal law. Zach advises local governments and other public agencies on a variety of transactional and advisory matters. His practice includes advising clients on land use law, planning and zoning laws, election law, the Brown Act, the Political Reform Act, and constitutional law issues. He also assists staff with drafting and reviewing ordinances, resolutions, and contracts; attends Planning Commission meetings; and counsels clients with respect to new and pending legislation.

Professional Experience

Zach joined Richards, Watson & Gershon in 2017 as a Summer Associate. While in law school he externed for the Honorable Justice John L. Segal of the California Court of Appeal and clerked for the Office of the Los Angeles City Attorney, General Counsel Division. He was also a Comments Editor for the UCLA Law Review, a Writing Advisor, and a Research Assistant to Professor E. Tendayi Achiume.

Prior to his legal career, Zach worked on political campaigns and at the Pacific Council on International Policy.

Professional and Community Affiliations

Member, Los Angeles County Bar Association




  • Shared E-Scooters: Proliferation, Litigation, and Regulation
    California Litigation, Volume 32, No. 2


J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law

B.A., University of Wisconsin, Madison

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